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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher | #30

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Morosi of MLB Network hears the Tigers have shown interest in free agent right-hander Chris Tillman.
Morosi says that talks are in the preliminary stages. Two weeks ago, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported that Tillman was looking for a one-year deal. With the Tigers nowhere close to contention and the 29-year-old likely looking at trying to reestablish his once promising stock, this is a connection that certainly makes sense on paper. Nov 29 - 7:29 PM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick hears that free agent right-hander Chris Tillman is looking for a one-year deal.

Crasnick says the low expectations from Tillman have "enhanced his appeal to MLB teams in search of starting help." Tillman, 29, struggled to a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances this summer with the Orioles, but he registered a 3.81 ERA in 143 starts between 2012-2016. He'll look to re-establish his value next season, perhaps in a more pitcher-friendly environment than Baltimore.
Nov 14 - 1:57 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have reached out to Chris Tillman and Wade Miley about returning in 2018.

Get excited, O's fans. There's nothing to suggest that talks are anything more than preliminary, but Encina hears that the club is pitching them on returning on "one-year, low-base salary, high-incentive deals." Tillman, an impending free agent, struggled with a 7.84 ERA over 19 starts and five relief appearances this past season. Of course, he has a long history with the Orioles, and the club could convince him to return in hopes of reestablishing his value. Miley faded after a strong superficial start to his 2017, finishing with a 5.61 ERA over 32 starts. His contract includes a $12 million option for 2018, but the Orioles are expected to buy out the option.
Oct 30 - 12:15 PM

Chris Tillman gave up four runs in four innings in a victory over the Rays on Sunday.

Tillman wasn't supposed to start, but Dylan Bundy was scratched with a strained hamstring. He pitched like the pitcher that earned a spot in the bullpen in the first place, giving up six hits, four runs and striking out just two. Tillman now has a less-than-spectacular 7.71 ERA. He may get another chance to start this weekend if Bundy is shutdown for the rest of the year, which he should be.
Sep 24 - 5:48 PM

Chris Tillman has been returned to the bullpen by the Orioles.

It might be a temporary thing, but he's not currently scheduled for another start. Tillman had made three starts since rejoining the rotation and given up 13 runs in 14 2/3 innings. He had as many homers allowed (five) as strikeouts in those games.
Sep 7 - 5:41 PM

Chris Tillman yielded three earned runs over four innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays.

Baltimore wound up winning the game in extra innings, with Mark Trumbo providing the big hit with a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the 12th. Tillman walked three batters and gave up three hits, including a three-run homer to Josh Donaldson in the top of the third. The right-hander is sitting on a brutal 7.85 season ERA.
Sep 3 - 5:42 PM

Chris Tillman struggled again Monday against the Mariners, allowing six runs over 5 1/3 innings.

Tillman gave up just three hits, but two of them were homers. He also walked four batters. The veteran right-hander has now allowed 10 runs in two starts since returning to the rotation and his ERA sits at 7.91 for the year. He’s a liability every time he goes to the mound at this point, which isn’t what you want at this time of the year.
Aug 28 - 11:38 PM

Chris Tillman yielded four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Tillman issued six walks and gave up four hits, including two home runs, in the eventual 5-4 loss to the visiting Halos. Tillman is 1-7 with a hideous 7.75 ERA and 1.99 WHIP in 74 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 20 - 5:15 PM

Chris Tillman will start Sunday against the Angels.

It was the expected move, though the Orioles waited to announce it until after Saturday's game in case Tillman was needed out of the pen. Tillman was ousted from the rotation earlier this month after a string of awful outings. He's gone 1-7 with a brutal 8.10 ERA over 15 starts this season and shouldn't be on the streaming radar.
Aug 19 - 11:59 PM

Chris Tillman has been demoted to the bullpen.

The writing was on the wall after Tillman got rocked for seven runs -- five earned -- over just two innings Thursday in a start against the Tigers. The veteran right-hander holds an unsightly 8.10 ERA and 2.04 WHIP in 66 2/3 innings this season. Kevin Gausman, Jeremy Hellickson, Dylan Bundy, Wade Miley, and Ubaldo Jimenez will make up the O's five-man rotation going forward.
Aug 5 - 4:32 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter on Thursday wasn't ready to speculate about Chris Tillman's seemingly tenuous status in the team's rotation.

Tillman was pounded for seven runs -- five earned -- over two innings in a loss to the Tigers on Thursday and now holds a hideous 8.10 ERA and 2.04 WHIP over 15 starts this season. To make matters look worse, youngster Miguel Castro relieved him Thursday and allowed just one hit over six shutout frames. Tillman is a free agent after the season, so the O's have no real incentive to stick with him at this point.
Aug 4 - 9:17 AM

Chris Tillman allowed seven runs -- five earned -- over two innings in a loss to the Tigers on Thursday.

Perhaps one could have inferred it was going to be a bad night when Tillman served up homers to two of the first three batters of the game. He kept the ball in the park from there, but with only slightly better results. Tillman has now allowed 15 runs over his last two starts, and the 29-year-old owns an 8.10 ERA and 2.04 WHIP across 15 starts. The Angels are the next club to draw Tillman, getting to face him Tuesday.
Aug 4 - 1:31 AM

Chris Tillman was hammered for eight runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Friday.

Tillman gave up nine hits (including a two-run homer to Elvis Andrus) and walked a pair. He’s winless since his season debut on May 7 and owns a troubling 7.65 ERA and 1.98 WHIP through 14 starts. While he was pitching better coming into Friday's outing, there's not much room for optimism in fantasy leagues right now.
Jul 29 - 12:39 AM

Chris Tillman took a no-decision after allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Astros on Saturday.

All three runs scored via the longball -- a solo shot by Alex Bregman and a two-run dinger by Yuli Gurriel. Tillman struck out five and didn't issue a free pass in the contest. It's been an ugly season for Tillman, who has been one of the league's worst starting pitchers this year. He has a 1-5 record and a pitiful 7.01 ERA. His 1.94 WHIP would be the worst in the majors if he had enough innings to qualify.
Jul 23 - 12:28 AM

Chris Tillman worked six innings of one-run ball Monday in the Orioles' win over the Rangers.

It was one of the best starts of the season for Tillman, who entered the outing with a 7.90 ERA. He walked four Texas hitters but yielded only two hits and struck out three. The veteran right-hander probably won't have as much luck in his next matchup against the first-place Astros.
Jul 17 - 10:18 PM